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In Pictures: Chelsea flower show

Chelsea flower show preparations

Workers prepare for the Chelsea flower show, which opens to the public from Tuesday 22 May to Saturday 26 May.

Chelsea flower show preparations

A worker takes a break before an expected 157,000 people visit the Royal Horticultural Society's annual show.

Actress Joanna Lumley at Chelsea flower show

Actress Joanna Lumley had a fuchsia named after her, which will be sold to make money for Barnardo's children's homes.

Charlie Dimmock at Chelsea flower show

Gardener Charlie Dimmock takes a look at some of the show gardens.

Michael Parkinson at Chelsea flower show

Chat show host Michael Parkinson launched the white "Parky" rose. He said his father loved white roses.

Chelsea flower show

Foxgloves with a windmill pump in the background feature in a show garden based on a vineyard in California.

Chelsea flower show

Water drips off the copper leaves of a show garden on a rainy first day.

Actor at Chelsea flower show

An actor performs a play in a show garden.

Chelsea flower show

Around 600 exhibitors are displaying a huge variety of plants and gardens.




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